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Linea is a safe, dependable, comfortable yacht.  She may not be the fastest, but she will get you there.

She has been well-built and lovingly cared for.  She has masses of additional extras to improve life on board. 

Linea is ready to go.  We intend to leave all the kitchen equipment, pilot guides (from the Med, Carribbean and US eastern Seaboard), charts, tools, spares and accessories. You probably need to bring some bedding and a few clothes and then you will be ready to slip your lines. She even has a full tank of fuel.

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Linea has crossed the Atlantic twice and is set-up with safety as the priority.

Lifejackets: 4 x SECUMAR 275 N life vests with LumeOn lights and 3 x 150 N life vests, 6 x lifelines.

2 x AIS personal locator beacons (PLB).

GME 406 Mhz Satellite EPIRB (2016) with Hydrostatic Release Unit housing.

Marline MOB alarm with 2 transmitters

SEAGO 8 person life raft with emergency supplies for ocean going yachts. Last inspected 2016, next inspection is due.

Sea anchor

Auto fog horn

Search light

Emergency tiller

Radar reflector

Bosuns chair and climbing harness for mast work with mast climber from Mastaclimba for easy ascent of the mast..

PLASTIMO Rescue Sling; PLASTIMO Rescue line; Dan buoy with automatic lights and Rescue Horse shoe Buoy.

Four fire extinguishers

Twin channel gas alarm and solenoid shut off (2018)

Rule Mate 1100 GPH automatic bilge pump, and a manual bilge pump.

All through hull fittings and sea cocks are Truedesign (2014)

Odeo distress laser flare

The forward section of the hull is re-enforced with Kevlar, and she carries 3,600kg of ballast in a winged keel.


The boat has a SeaTalkng (NMEA 2000) backbone. Connected to this is a Raymarine EV1 Autopilot controller (2018) and Gyro compass controlled by an EV70 control head at the helm. The autopilot can also be controlled via a Raymarine wireless Smart controller which is generally kept at the nav station but also has a charging point at the helm.

At the helm we also have Raymarine ST60 wind, speed and depth instruments along with an ST60 Graphic Display connected to the Raymarine backbone via a SeaTalk (NMEA 0183) to SeaTalkng convertor. The instruments are housed in swivelling pods and can be viewed from anywhere in the cockpit.

Below at the nav station there is another ST60 Graphic Display and charge point for the wireless autopilot controller. A Garmin 158i GPS (2017) is the primary source of data for position, SOG and COG feeding this information to the network. There are a further two GPS sources as back-up and a spare Magellan GPS/plotter.

For navigation we run OpenCPN navigation software with worldwide charts on a Panasonic Toughbook with solid state drive to minimise power consumption. The PC is connected to the backbone via a ShipModul multiplexer reading data such as speed and course over the ground and sending real time routing information to the graphic display at the helm. Overlaid on the electronic charts is information from the CTRX AIS Class B Transponder identifying other shipping in the area which the software constantly assess for potential collision risks alerting if necessary. OpenCPN also monitors the AIS signals for alerts received from any of the Personal Locator Beacons attached to the lifejackets and if detected sounds an alarm, plots a course back to the casualty and passes this to the display at the helm. We also use the software to monitor our position when anchored and sound an alert should the boat move outside the safe zone.

The B&G 3g radar (2020) is connected to the navigation software allowing the radar image to be overlaid on the chart or displayed in a PSI window. The radar is excellent for navigation in reduced visibility, identifying approaching weather systems and monitoring for hazards when sailing at night. Guard zones around the boat can be set and full ARPA tracking is available to monitor potential dangers. To reduce power consumption delayed scans can be set for example to scan every 5 minutes then return to stand-by.

On-board there is a Navtex weather fax, this is currently dis-connected.


The engine is the original Volvo Penta MD22A, the engine hours counter has been replaced twice that we know about. The original stopped at 750 hours, the next at 1690 hours and as at September 2020 the current counter shows 1357, so a total of 3,797 hours or approximately 135 hours a year which seems about right.

An engine of this age needs looking after, and this one has been. It had a major overhaul in 2015 with the cylinder head flattened, new gaskets, cylinder head bolts, glow plugs and related wiring, and new seals at the camshaft. Injectors were serviced (new nozzles and tested, new bolts). All hydraulic valves had new valve seals and were polished, measured and tested. The heat exchanger housing had welded repairs and all new bolts, gaskets. 

The high pressure fuel pump was overhauled and morse cable replaced in 2017, in 2019 the starter motor and fuel lines were replaced and the timing belt and raw water pump replaced in October 2020.

In 2018 a new 130S sail drive was installed which is fitted with a three blade Maxprop Classic automatic feathering propeller which was factory re-furbished in 2020. An Ambassador Marine (2020) rope stripper protects the sail drive and prop.  The original prop is also on-board.


Main Radio – ICOM IC M-601 VHF with DSC receiving real time position data from the network. Connected to the VHF is an HM134 CommandMic located at the helm. The VHF also controls the fog horn. In addition to the Procom aerial (2017) at the mast head there is an emergency VHF aerial located at the back of the boat.

Standard Horizon submersible handheld VHF.

ICOM IC-706 SSB radio with SCS PTC-IIpro Pactor modem and SGC SSB Automatic Antenna tuner. We have never used this and it is currently dis-connected from the power and aerial.

Pico Station wifi booster with high gain aerial for connection to shore based wifi networks.


The boat has 3 x 180AH (540 AH) house batteries (August 2020). For charging there are 300 watts of solar panels controlled by a BlueSky Energy Solar Boost 3000i MPPT (2017) along with an Aerogen 6 wind generator.  With two people on-board we are generally self-sufficient for electricity. When motoring the upgraded 100amp alternator charges the batteries via a Sterling Advanced Alternator Regulator and Sterling Pro Split R Alternator Distribution System (2019). Battery monitoring is via a Mastervolt BTMIII battery monitor.

230v electricity whilst off-grid is provided by a Victron Phoenix Multiplus Compact 1600 Amp inverter with VE Bus Multicontrol remote control.  A Safeshore Marine Galvanic Isolator  (2016) protects the boat from stray shore power currents. There is also a small 900va generator (2018)  on-board.


The boat carries 375 litres of drinking water in two tanks, and  we can carry a further 80 litres in jerry cans. With two people on-board this lasts approximately 16 days. All water goes through charcoal filters and is safe to drink.

Home Comforts

There is headroom throughout the boat for crew up to 2m tall.

The master cabin has a queen size bed with custom made mattresses. The en-suite heads have a hot/cold power shower and a Blakes Lavac toilet (2020), the Rolls Royce of marine toilets!

The cushions and upholstery in the main saloon were replaced in 2018. The cockpit cushions were new in 2018 as was the bimini.

The spray hood was new in 2015 and the windows were replaced in 2018.

A Coolmatic Waeco Series 84 compressor chills the fridge. There is a spare on-board.

Dirna Minicool 12 volt air-conditioning in the master cabin.

Quick hot water boiler B3, 30 litre heats water via 220 volt shore power or when the engine is running. The heating element was replaced in 2020.

Whale shower drain pump (2015) in the aft bathroom

Flojet water pressure system (2020) with 3 x accumulator and 2 x inline water filter.

Eberspacher Airtronic L5 air heater with a 801 digital control unit (2015). We have not used this in the past 5 years and it will need servicing before use.

SONY FM/MW/LW Digital media Player with 2 x 200 Watt water resistance remote speaker in the cockpit (2019) and 2 x 160 Watt speakers in the salon.

Two CampingGaz bottles (2020)

Deck Equipment

All winches are Lewmar; 2 x 52ST, 4 x 40ST; 1 x 24

Lofrans Tigres 1000 Watt anchor windlass (2015). With a wireless control or wired control at the bow and helm.

Delta 25 Kg anchor with stainless steel swivel and 80 meter of 10 mm galvanised and calibrated chain (2015).

Danforth Anchor (large) with 10 meter chain (10 mm) and 50 meter rope rode as a second anchor.

The original teak deck was replaced in 2007 with Marindeck 2000, a  high density cork composite with a projected life of 30 years. You can see a short video of the completed work here.

Rigging & Sail Inventory

Mainsail (2012), heavy build, full batten with Rutgerson cars, with three reefs controlled from the cockpit by a single line reef system, in a lazy bag (2018) and lazy jacks. The sail loft carrying out the 2019/20 wash and service rated the sail as 5/10.

Overlapping Genoa on a Harken furler (2011). The UV strip was replaced in 2018. Rated as 7/10 by the sail loft in 2020.

A 9 m2 storm jib with hanks to fly off the second, removable, forestay

A 105 m2 gennaker with snuffer (2017)

1 full spinnaker pole plus an adjustable length pole.

The rigging was replaced in 2011, and checked and tuned in 2020. Spreaders were replaced in 2017.


To explore when at anchor we have a fast tender. It is a Duarry 320, Hypalon Dinghy (2011) with double glass fibre bottom and a Mercury Seapro 15 HP (2011) two stroke short shaft outboard.


The hull has Copper Coating (2008) which removes the need for anti-fouling

The newly copper coated wing keel in 2008

For working under the boat we have dive gear; air tank, BCD, regulator and weight belt.

Linea’s Technical Specification

Length overall; 13.4m
Beam; 3.98m
Draft; 1.75m with winged keel
Displacement; 9,600kgs
Ballast; 3,600kgs
Ballast/Displacement ratio; 37.5%
Keel; fixed anti-corrosive cast iron, winged
Tanks; Fuel 180L, Water 500L
Engine; Volvo Penta MD22A, 59hp
Propulsion; Saildrive with 3 blade MAXPROP feathering propeller.
Round bilge
Balanced rudder
Rig; Double spreader mast head rigged sloop with retractable inner fore stay and fully battened main sail.
Flag; UK – If you plan to re-register in the Netherlands we have a full Dutch measurement certificate.
Builder; Bavaria Yachtbau GMBH Germany
Designer; Judel & Vrolijk

The original Bavaria 430 Lagoon, 430 Atlantic and 430 Caribic brochure (6mb)

Linea is ready to go, we intend to leave all the kitchen equipment, tools, spares and accessories. You probably need to bring some bedding and a few clothes and then you will be ready to slip your lines. She even has a full tank of fuel.

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